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Memory disorders

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Dementia Australia | Memory changes

There is a difference between memory loss as a part of normal ageing and as a symptom of dementia. This information describes those differences and provides some tips on keeping your memory sharp. One of the main symptoms of dementia is memory loss.

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Dementia Australia | Living with Memory Loss

Memory loss and confusion can be the most striking initial symptoms of dementia related illnesses. This national program is available to people dealing with a recent diagnosis of dementia. Who is this service for? For people with early stage dementia and family members or carers.

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Dementia Australia | Do you have memory loss or early dementia?

You may have come to this website because you are concerned about memory loss, may be worried about developing dementia or have had a recent diagnosis of dementia.

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Amnesia - myDr.com.au

Amnesia means loss of memory. Transient global amnesia is a sudden temporary episode of memory loss, characterised by the person repeating questions.

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Amnesia - Better Health Channel

Loss of memory can be temporary or permanent, but 'amnesia' usually refers to the temporary variety.

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Alzheimers Disease - Brain Foundation

Alzheimers Disease Description Alzheimers Disease is a form of dementia a neurodegenerative disease that damages the brains intellectual functions (memory, orientation, calculation, etc

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Dementia Australia | Mild Cognitive Impairment

Memory loss has long been accepted as a normal part of ageing. Recently there has been increasing recognition that some people experience a level of memory loss greater than that usually experienced with ageing, but without other signs of dementia. This has been termed Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). As MCI has only recently been defined, there is limited research on it and

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Dementia Australia | Key principles for planning with, or for, someone else

Key principles Recognise and respect the difficulties faced by the person who is losingcapacity. Understand the medical and other factors that may be affecting the persons behaviour and capacity, such as memory loss and difficultycommunicating. Foster the persons dignity and self-esteem by encouraging them to continue making or contributing to decisions as much as

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Dementia Australia | Safety in and around the home

Dementia affects each person differently. However symptoms such as confusion, memory loss and disorientation are usually present, and problems with mobility and co-ordination may also affect safety. It is important that family, carers, friends and health professionals assist the person with dementia to feel and be as secure as possible.

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My dad has dementia | Serious and chronic illness | ReachOut Australia

Read this story about how one young person learnt to accept her dads illness.

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